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SOURCE Polynesian Adventure Tours
The Company Also Announces Appointments in Sales and Marketing Team
HONOLULU, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Polynesian Adventure Tours announced the appointment of Sandra Weir as President. Ms. Weir previously served as Director, Business Development for Norwegian Cruise Line in Hawaii from March 2005 to October 2011, establishing key relationships and developing new products including Kauai's only theatrical luau, Luau Kalamaku.
She brings more than 24 years of financial management and operational experience to her new role. Most recently Weir was Finance Director at Secure Energy Services, Inc., where she oversaw accounting and finance for the oil and gas company's largest division located in Calgary, Alberta. Weir received her Bachelor of Commerce – Honors from the University of Manitoba and is a Certified Professional Accountant.
Polynesian Adventure Tours is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Norwegian Cruise Line and Hawaii's exclusive licensee of Gray Line Tours. With Ms. Weir's return to the company, Brandon Briggs has transferred to a new role at Norwegian Cruise Line headquarters in Miami.
"We're delighted Sandra Weir is returning to Hawaii to lead Polynesian Adventure Tours. She's an insightful leader, has extremely relevant experience and valuable contacts acquired during her earlier work with us in Hawaii. Sandra's background, combined with her excellent financial credentials, will certainly contribute to her success in this key position," said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line's chief executive officer.
Polynesian Adventure Tours also announced additional appointments as follows:
Eric Burgoyne joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He has several years of experience in directing sales and marketing programs for tour and activity companies in Hawaii, most recently at Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events. Before moving to Hawaii in 2000, he was based in London, England with Lufthansa German Airlines as General Manager, United Kingdom and Ireland.
Margaret Lehman has been appointed Director of Charter Sales, focusing on creating new group sources for the company. She previously served as the company's Director of Business Development. Lynley Minamoto joined the company as Marketing Specialist and most recently managed marketing programs at Farmers Insurance Hawaii.
Polynesian Adventure Tours provides quality ground transportation for the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii. The company began nearly 37 years ago and continues to grow as it explores new ways to bring the excitement and beauty of Hawaii to its guests. It operates informative Oahu excursions including Pearl Harbor tours, various Double-Decker sightseeing tours, and comprehensive Circle Island tours. Polynesian Adventure Tours also offers One Day neighbor islands, including Big Island Volcano tours, Road to Hana tours on Maui and the Waimea and Movie Tours on Kauai and a theatrical luau on Kauai. For more information, visit www.polyad.com.
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